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In this September 2019 photo, George Kirkish, owner and founder of Palouse Winery on Vashon-Maury Island, pours a glass of wine for Lori Coots during tasting room hours. (Kevin Opsahl/Sound Publishing)

King County Council approves controversial winery, brewery ordinance

After five years, the county has updated regulations surrounding alcohol production and tasting.

In this September 2019 photo, George Kirkish, owner and founder of Palouse Winery on Vashon-Maury Island, pours a glass of wine for Lori Coots during tasting room hours. (Kevin Opsahl/Sound Publishing)

Auburn to receive $3 million in EPA funding to improve drinking water distribution system

700 gooseneck fixtures need to be replaced; move will help reduce exposure to lead in water

  • Dec 9, 2019

Auburn teacher under investigation for allegedly seeking an inappropriate sexual relationship with an underage student

The Auburn School District has placed an Auburn Riverside High School teacher and coach on administrative leave after video surfaced of him allegedly seeking an… Continue reading

Washington Low Income Housing Alliance is among supporters of statewide “just cause” legislation to protect tenants in Washington. However, some landlords say removing the ability to quickly remove tenants limits their ability to get rid of problem renters. (Courtesy image)

Tenant advocates prepare for another push in Olympia

Following wins in Burien and Federal Way, just cause evictions are on the 2020 Legislative agenda.

Washington Low Income Housing Alliance is among supporters of statewide “just cause” legislation to protect tenants in Washington. However, some landlords say removing the ability to quickly remove tenants limits their ability to get rid of problem renters. (Courtesy image)

Authorities seek help finding man missing from assisted living home in Auburn since Dec. 2

On Dec. 2 at about 1 p.m., 57-year-old Nantharath Thilavanh walked away from the assisted living home at 29568 54th Court S. in Auburn where… Continue reading

  • Dec 7, 2019

Girl Scout earns gold

Arina Poggioli leaves a scouting legacy with two robotics teams at Auburn’s Hazelwood Elementary

Rep. Kim Schrier. REPORTER PHOTO

Rep. Schrier’s bill to expand Medicare to get House vote next week

Congresswoman Kim Schrier, D-WA (Eighth District) on Friday announced that her bill – the Medicare Vision Act of 2019 (HR 4665) – will be voted… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2019
Rep. Kim Schrier. REPORTER PHOTO

More bang to defuse violators?

Auburn City Council considers adding civil infractions to discharge of illegal fireworks

Auburn Police blotter | Dec. 6

Auburn Police responded to the following calls for service, among many others, between Nov. 26 and Dec. 2: Nov. 26 Burglary: 7:30 p.m., 917 Auburn… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2019

VRFA blotter | Dec. 6

The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 218 911 calls for service between Nov. 25 and Dec. 1, among them the following: Nov. 25 Aid… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2019

Learn from a burn

Recruits go to work at South King County Fire Training Consortium

  • Dec 5, 2019

Without missing a beat

Teen who survived a heart attack 9 months ago urges classmates to learn CPR

Fire along Twisp River Road in the Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest in 2018. Courtesy photo

Wildfire response: State unveils funding legislation proposal

Last year, Department of Natural Resources responded to record number of wildfires.

Fire along Twisp River Road in the Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest in 2018. Courtesy photo

Join the Santa Pub Crawl on Dec. 14, participate in photo, wreath programs

The Auburn Downtown Association presents the Santa Pub Crawl on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 6 to 8 p.m., at participating businesses. Begin the evening at… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2019

Trout-Manuel earns leadership certificate from AWC

Auburn City Councilmember Yolanda Trout-Manuel has received an Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership from the Association of Washington Cities. The certificate recognizes city and town… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2019

Wreath-laying ceremony to honor community military veterans

Tahoma National Cemetery hosts Wreaths Across America, an annual holiday wreath-laying ceremony to honor and remember the nation’s military veterans, on Saturday, Dec. 14. The… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2019

Entenman sets Coffee Conversation for Dec. 14 in Kent

State representative wants to hear from residents

  • Dec 4, 2019
RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Santa Parade highlights busy holiday season in Auburn

Crafts, cookies, contests, a concert and other events on the city menu

  • Dec 4, 2019
RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

City names two parks in Auburn’s Kersey 3 development

For the last three years, the two parks in Auburn’s Kersey 3 development operated without formally-approved names. The Auburn City Council changed that on Monday… Continue reading

A new report, complete with recommendations to the Legislature, has been released by a statewide task force that was formed to address a lack of child care in Washington. File photo

Report outlines lack of child care in Washington

In King County, supply doesn’t meet demand for child care.

A new report, complete with recommendations to the Legislature, has been released by a statewide task force that was formed to address a lack of child care in Washington. File photo